The pencils and notebooks are bought, backpacks are filled and first day of school outfits are picked out... which means another academic year is already beginning.
With Ferndale schools heading back into session today, we want to help make your first day moments last longer.
Share your photos with the Patch community by uploading them to this article. First, sign up to be a registered user on our site (if you haven't done that already). It's a free and quick process. If you've already signed up, click "sign in."
After that, just come back to this article, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button, add your photos and/or video and write a caption.
Let the school year begin!
Editor's note: We've started the photo gallery with a few pictures of the first day of school in 2011.